Tag: Make Up For Ever

Birthday Polish: Make Up For Ever Black Tango Red Black Nail Polish

I don’t think that it’s a secret that I love Make Up For Ever so when I heard that they were putting out their first trio of nail polishes, I nearly had a coronary…and then I heard that they wouldn’t be available in the US. Wah wah. 🙁 Enter my other French polish fairy godmother, Julie, from Un Brin de Julie. When she sent me this polish for my birthday, I squealed with delight.The Black Tango collection for Fall 2012 showcased four new aqua creams in a limited edition palette, three matching nail polishes and a lipstick. The three nail polishes are Red Black, Blue Black and Green Black and I have Red Black to share with you today. Are you ready for awesomeness?

Make Up For Ever Black Tango Red Black Nail Polish          Make Up For Ever Black Tango Red Black Nail Polish

This polish is somewhat thin so I decided to apply three very thin coats which is what you see here. In low light, this polish will look pretty much black but get this baby out in some direct light and it smoulders. Sorry about the lighting…either my monitor is going nuts or my skin looks super pink here. Lobster-type hands?

Anyway, this polish is amazing and the only sad part is that it is so tiny. It’s only .25oz which just makes it that much more precious. So thank you again, Julie, for the amazing polish. She also sent me two other really cool minis including a Mavala which is a brand I’ve never tried, but I’ll share that with you another time.

Why I Love MUFE Aqua Creams

Make Up For Ever is a brand that I think is very consistent when it comes to quality. I have yet to use one of their products that I don’t like which is pretty rare. Aqua creams are very pigmented waterproof creams for the eyes, lips and cheeks. I don’t have any of the formulas that are specifically formulate for the lips and cheeks–I stuck with those that can be used as eye shadows. In my experience, the best way to work with them is to apply them with your fingers. I find that the warmth of your fingers will soften up the consistency and will allow you to blend them beautifully. I have also used a synthetic brush to apply them, but I still much prefer my fingers.

As someone with allergies, eye make up seems to disappear once the watery eyes begin. I always forget that I’m wearing eye make up and rub my eyes. Not good. Much to my surprise, Aqua Creams do not budge. I wore some of these on a trip to Cancun where you could almost cut through the humidity and they wore immaculately…no smudging or wear the whole day.

I mostly tend to use these on their own as a wash of color on my lids, but they also work perfectly as a base for other eye shadows. The trick is that you have to apply the eye shadow while the Aqua Cream is still wet in order for it to lock in the color. Once they are dry, they don’t budge yet they come off easily with any kind of make up remover.

Now, onto the swatches!


1 Anthracite – silvery charcoal shimmer

2 Steel – silver gray shimmer

3 Silver – true silver shimmer

4 Snow – white pearl shimmer


11 Gold – yellow gold shimmer

12 Golden Copper – soft copper shimmer

13 Warm Beige – champagne shimmer

14 Satin Brown – warm brown shimmer


15 Taupe – taupe brown shimmer

16 Pink Beige – pinky beige shimmer

17 Plum – burgundy plum shimmer

18 Purple – light lilac shimmer


20 Intense Blue – bright blue sheen

21 Turquoise – vibrant turquoise shimmer

22 Emerald Green – golden green sheen


Make Up Forever Aqua Creams can be purchased at many retailers  for $23.00 each. I have had some of these over a year and they have not dried out which is always a big concern with cream products.

Have you tried any MUFE Aqua Creams? Do you have a favorite?

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Review

I am a huge Make Up Forever fan. I think they have some of the best products out there and they make my favorite foundation: HD Invisible Cover Foundation. MUFE states that their line of Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks are formulated with 50% more pigment than traditional lipsticks and come in three finishes: matte, pearly and satin. I much prefer the matte finishes because they are so smooth, buttery and super pigmented. I get about 6-7 hours of wear on these lipsticks which is great. Even after they wear off, they leave color behind on your lips. These lipsticks retail for $19, and I have purchased all of mine from Sephora’s MUFE Studio.



MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #9


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #10


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #11


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #13


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #15


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #18


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #24


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #29


MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #36


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